NEW YORK, NY (July 8, 2016) – InterContinental Beverage Capital, Inc. (“IBC”) announced that it has entered into a long term advisory and business management agreement with Hawaiian Water and Packaging, LLC., DBA “Hawaii Volcanic Beverages, LLC” (“HVB”). Under the terms of this agreement, IBC will provide to HVB certain strategic business, product commercialization and financial advisory services. HVB, a beverage company located on the Big Island of Hawaii, manufactures and markets a sustainably sourced naturally alkaline artesian water, “Hawaii Volcanic”. IBC is a New York-based merchant banking and advisory firm with representative offices in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
HVB’s natural artesian water is obtained from the clean tropical rain and snow melt that is filtered through over 15,000 feet of porous lava rock. This process naturally enhances the water with an average alkaline pH level of 8.0 as well as with healthy life essential organic minerals, such as magnesium, calcium and potassium and electrolytes and also Hawaiian Mana (Power/Strength). The Company’s products are responsibly packaged in both ultra-premium re-usable glass bottles and in three sizes of recycled plastic (“RPET”). HVB operates in one the fastest growing beverage segments in the industry.
The company’s massive Big Island source aquifer is a fully renewable sustainable resource where this pristine water is responsibly and sustainably harvested with no negative environmental impact. The aquifer has been receiving an average daily natural recharge of approximately 2 billion gallons of rain and snow melt for over a million years. It is one of the most robust aquifers on Earth.
Jason Donovan, HVB’s Founder, said “Our partnership with IBC will allow us to tap into a wealth of industry and category experience in the United States and globally. This will enable us to focus on what needs to be done and to benefit from a broad range of resources that will be required to support our expected rapid brand development and market expansion plans.”
John Carson, Chairman of IBC, former President of Cadbury Schweppes NA and Triarc Beverages NA Chairman, added, “ This is a perfect match of a fast growth, talented young company that has developed an excellent product with a group that brings decades of experience in growing successful brands globally.”
Johnnie Blankenship, IBC’s Managing Director leading the project, has over 30 years of beverage industry experience which includes senior executive positions with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola North America, Miller Coors and Red Bull N.A. He said “We are very excited to work with Jason and the Hawaii Volcanic team and partner with them to build upon their successful brand and product development efforts thus far. Hawaii Volcanic is a high quality product with an amazing story in a high growth category, definitely a winning combination”
About Hawaii Volcanic Beverages, LLC
HVB is a privately owned company and was founded in Hawaii in 2013 by a small group of family and friends who are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world.
Hawaii Volcanic is a conscious brand that promotes “Living Aloha” by being positive, healthy, active, and kind to others and the planet. We are a beverage and lifestyle company that proudly offers ultra-premium delicious health and wellness beverages from Hawaii, one of the most beautiful and pristine places on Earth.
After many years of building relationships of trust with a number of respected indigenous Hawaiian kapuna (elders) and konohiki (stewards of the resources) we are very humbled, gracious, and proud to have received their blessings to proceed with this important project Through our many Pono programs (Pono means doing what’s right) every bottle sold benefits Hawaii, the people of Hawaii, and the Earth.
Our products are all natural, sustainably sourced, responsibly packaged, and when consumed will help your body, mind, and soul achieve optimum vitality. You will also feel good knowing that every drink you take of a Hawaii Volcanic beverage contributes to helping others and to helping the planet which is a big part of what living aloha is truly all about. We have made a commitment to do our part to get everyone in the world who needs it access to clean drinking water by supporting the efforts of www.onedrop.org and www.wavesforwater.org .We are also working to protect and preserve the precious islands and culture of Hawaii for future generations to experience as we do today.
About InterContinental Beverage Capital, Inc.
IBC is a New York-based advisory, merchant bank focused on the beverage and consumer packaged goods industries.
IBC has a worldwide network of strategic industry contacts, lending institutions, consultants, recruiters, and management teams. These sources provide expertise, industry capabilities, access to new customers, and valuable investment and commercial banking capabilities to partnership companies. IBC is actively seeking partnerships in its targeted verticals in companies, which have unique products and dedicated management that exhibit the ability to develop into category leaders. For more information log onto www.inbevcapital.com
InterContinental Beverage Capital, Investor Relations, 212-634-7277, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawaii Volcanic Beverages, LLC., 704-608-0153, www.hawaivolcanic.com